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Definition of oppressed adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    oppressed

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    NAmE//əˈprɛst//
     
     
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  1. 1treated in a cruel and unfair way and not given the same freedom, rights, etc. as other people oppressed minorities
  2. 2the oppressed noun [plural] people who are oppressed His sympathies were always with the poor and the oppressed.
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